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Fall-Product

Fall Product Program

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' Fall Product Program is the perfect opportunity for girls to start building their entrepreneurial, communication, and teamwork skills! Kick-off the Girl Scout year with troop-bonding fun that (bonus alert!) generates essential funds to support troop activities through the sale of nuts, candy, and magazine subscriptions to Girl Scout friends and family. Ready to join the fun? Talk to your troop fall product chair about participating today!

Meet 2022's Fall Product Mascot

Mascot announcement coming soon!


Say "No" to FOMO: Why Every Girl Should Participate

Every Girl Scout can participate, whether she's in a troop or a Juliette (independently registered)!

Five Skills Girls Learn through the Fall Product Program:

 Goal Setting

 Decision Making

 Money Management

 People Skills

 Business Ethics 

In addition to these important business and life skills, girls will also learn philanthropy through the Gift of Caring program.

Benefits for Troops: Earn Funds for Activities

The GSGLA Fall Product Program is the perfect opportunity for troops to kick-off the Girl Scout year with a fun team-building activity that also generates essential funds to support troop activities. Also, new troops that have no resources in their treasury can quickly earn money to fund their needed uniforms, Journey Books, and Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Troops retain a full 25% of the purchase price of all Trophy Nut products and 20% of the purchase price of M2 Media Group magazine and personalized product sales. Plus, girls can earn patches and other fun rewards. Make sure your troop is participating in the fall product program!

Key Dates

Based on scheduling, your service unit fall product chair or troop fall product chair (as applicable) reserves the right to adjust up any due date or time to make sure she/he/they are able to meet her/his/their deadline. If you have any questions, please consult your service unit fall product chair or troop fall product chair (as applicable).

Aug 28 – Sep 17

 

Troop fall product chairs (TFPC) attend their Service Unit’s training.

Sep 23

Order Taking begins.

Oct 14

Deadline for girls to send 18+ valid emails to qualify for email-related awards (includes 18+ for Combo Patch).

Oct 23

Order-taking ends (order card and online). Parents (or troop fall product chair) enter order card orders in M2OS by 11:59 pm.

Oct 24

Troops finalize orders in M2OS by 11:59 pm.

Oct 26

SUFPCs review/finalize orders in M2OS by 11:59 pm.

Nov 11 - Nov 13

Trophy Nut order delivery to service units and distribution to troops (dates/locations vary).

Nov 11 - Nov 20

Direct sales via lemonade stands and residential walkabouts ONLY.

Nov 20

Fall Product Program ends.

Nov 21

Last day for troops to enter allocations of product to girls for rewards and enter troop-to-troop transfers. Due into M2OS no later than 11:59 pm.

Nov 21

Last day to submit any Debit Adjustment Request and/or Discrepancy Report forms.

Nov 27

Last day for service unit fall product chairs to review GOC, allocations, and complete troop-to-troop transfers. Deadline of 11:59 pm.

Dec 2

Troop ACH Debit.

Dec 9

Troop ACH Credits.

Online Program

Girl Scouts have the opportunity to send emails to family and friends, inviting them to support their product sales efforts by purchasing a wide variety of products (beyond those on the order card) — nuts, chocolates, magazines/other subscriptions, and personalized specialty products online!

Manage online store at her virtual office

Build their own avatar, with a cool new feature this year!

Girls can earn a patch of their customized avatar! 

Customers can have products shipped or delivered

Talk to your troop fall product program chair and ask how to get started today! The M2OS online program makes it even easier for girls to fundraise for their troops while learning how to utilize technology as a tool. Girls just need to register online, create their personalized avatar, and enter email addresses of friends and family. With just a few clicks of your keyboard, you can reach all your customers, making you an online entrepreneur! M2OS is mobile-optimized, so you can create your avatar, send emails, etc., on your tablet or smartphone.

Gift of Caring

When your troop sells products through Gift of Caring, the product is not physically picked up by the customer or the troop. This is why it is described as a virtual donation. Here are the steps for participating in Gift of Caring (for in-person orders):

  • Girls collect the donation and complete the Gift of Caring Receipt at the customer's request
  • Give one copy to the customer and keep one for the troop records
  • Record the quantity sold in M2OS under "Gift of Caring" (GOC)
  • Recording in M2OS lets GSGLA know how many cans to purchase and gives girls credit for cans sold
  • Girls are eligible for the Gift of Caring charm for selling ten or more cans

Fall Product Program Gift of Caring Partners
All Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Gift of Caring partners are registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Bob Hope Hollywood USO at LAX

Contests

Coming Soon!

Rewards

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Top Resources for Girls
Top Resources for Parents/Guardians
Top Resources for Volunteers

Program Guides

Tip Sheets

  • ACH Adjustments, Failures, and NSF Fees 
  • Crisis Management 
  • Dates
  • Gift of Caring
  • Inviting Girls to Participate Online
  • M2 Media Magazine Subscriptions 
  • Money Handling Procedures (coming soon)
  • Online Access 
  • Online Orders 
  • Parent and Girl Training Checklist 
  • Planning Your Nut Order
  • Residential Walk-abouts and Lemonade Stands 
  • Returned Checks and Collection Issues 
  • Returns/Exchanges/Troop-to-Troop Transfers 
  • Tracking Sales 
  • Troop M2OS Set-up
  • Troop Pre-selling Checklist 
  • Trophy Nut Order Pickup (coming soon)
  • Ways Girls Sell Fall Product Program (coming soon)
  • Wrap-up Checklist (coming soon)
Online Payments

Easily collect online payments for your troop or service unit with Cheddar Up!

GSGLA wants to make your life just a little bit easier! We've partnered with Cheddar Up—the leading group payments platform—to give your troop or service unit an easy tool to collect payments (and forms and information) for troop and service unit expenses online with ease at no cost to the collector. Learn more and get started.

Training for Volunteers

Training Webinars and Presentations

  • Allocating Product and Payments to Girls Webinar (coming soon)
  • SU M2OS Webinar
  • Troop M2OS Training
  • Troop Fall Product Program Chair Training Powerpoint | PDF (coming soon) | Webinar To complete training, troops must also pass the quiz found in gsLearn (see directions above.)
Meet the Products

Peanut Butter Penguins, Spicy Cajun Mix, Dark Chocolate Mint Trefoils, oh my! All this and more! There's something for everyone!

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FAQs

Why do a fall product program?

It’s quick, it's easy, and it’s a fun way to help your troop/group earn those much-needed start-up funds. Earn money for registration, troop materials, etc. Plus, the program offers some fun rewards!

What rewards can Girl Scouts earn this year?

10 units - Participation patch
25 Units - 2022 Seal Patch
50 Units - Seal Keychain
75 Units - Baby Seal Plush
100 Units - Seal Charm and Bracelet OR Flower Necklace
125 Units - Gel Eye Mask
25+, 50+, 75+, 100+, 125+ Units - Charm (at highest level sold)
10 GOC Units - Gift of Caring charm
18+ Valid emails sent by Oct. 14 - Online charm

Create an avatar and send 18+ valid emails sent by Oct. 14 and $350 in combined nut, magazine, and personalized product sales - earn a custom avatar patch

Create an avatar and send 18+ valid emails sent by Oct. 14 and $200 in combined nut, magazine, and personalized product sales in 2023 and 260+ cookie packages sold in 2023 - earn 2022 Fall / 2023 Cookie combined patch. 

Troop reward: Troop PGA of 55 units - $10 per selling girl deposited in Troop account.

Can our troop opt out of rewards?

There is no opt-out option for the fall product program.

What are the troop training dates for the 2022 GSGLA Fall Product Program?

Troops will be trained in August/September and dates will vary by service unit and region. Please contact your service unit manager, service unit fall product chair, membership specialist, or regional product program manager for details.

What Trophy Nut products are available for this year’s program?

There are 16 nut varieties for 2022:

  • Gift of Caring ($6)
  • Fruit Slices ($6)
  • Spicy Cajun ($6)
  • Butter Toffee Peanuts ($7)
  • Peanut Butter Penguins ($7)
  • English Butter Toffee ($8)
  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels ($8)
  • Pecan Supremes ($8) - NEW!
  • Chocolate Covered Raisins ($8)
  • Cranberry Trail Mix ($8)
  • Gorp Trail Mix ($8) - NEW!
  • Chocolate Covered Almonds ($9)
  • Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt Cashews ($10)
  • Whole Cashews ($10)
  • Peppermint Bark Rounds ($12)
  • Mint Trefoils ($12)

When is the initial order period?

Initial order-taking begins Sept. 23 and orders (order card and online) must be submitted/entered by Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

When and where is the initial order delivery?

Initial order delivery is Nov. 11-13. Locations vary by region and you will be informed of your location at training.

Why am I getting a Prop 65 warning when I place an online nut/candy order?

Proposition 65 is a California law that requires a "clear and reasonable warning" to consumers for products that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For details, click here.

Will we use a software system for ordering, calculating sales, and girl recognitions?

Yes, the software system is called M2OS. It can handle nut, magazine, and personalized product orders. September training dates will be posted on the GSGLA website (www.girlscoutsla.org).

Will an ACH (Automatic Clearing House) system to collect funds be due to council?

Yes, the debit will be on Dec. 2, so make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the amount due at least seven days before this debit date. Processing times for deposits vary; do not wait until the day before the debit is scheduled to deposit money into your troop account; you should be depositing promptly and frequently and encouraging your parents to be turning over funds they/their daughter have/has collected promptly and frequently.

If I am a Juliette, can I still participate in the fall program?

Yes. Reach out to the product program manager in your area so she can put you in touch with the service unit fall product chair nearest you.

Will there be a fall Gift of Caring (GOC) program?

Yes, customers may make monetary GOC donations (in $6 increments). GSGLA will then purchase nuts to be sent to the LAX USO, local food banks through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Operation Gratitude. Gift of Caring receipts are available for those that request one.

What about the magazine portion of the sale?

All magazine orders are taken online. When a girl (with her parent) sets up her storefront in M2OS she will be emailing family and friends about her sale. A link in that email will direct her customers to her store where they can choose to order nut/candy products and/or order/renew magazine subscriptions. For magazines, the troop will receive 20% of the total dollar amount sold. This portion of the program is linked directly with the nut/candy portion, she doesn’t need to do anything different when setting up her storefront, her customers will be sent links to both shopping areas.

Also, new this year is the opportunity to purchase personalized items (such as stationery, napkins, and picture frames); each item can be personalized with a name, monogram, or favorite saying.

Do I need to participate in both the Fall Product Program and Cookie Program in order to do any additional money-earning events/projects? What is the current participation definition?

Additional Money Earning 

Beginning with the 2021 Fall Product Program, the participation definition has been updated to the following in order for a troop to do any additional money earning projects:

Troops and girls must participate in both council-sponsored product programs to be eligible to do additional money-earning projects. Participation is demonstrated by the girls learning or enhancing the 5 Skills, and contribution towards the support of program activities for Girl Scouts throughout the Greater Los Angeles council.  Participation is defined by 50% of the registered girls in the troop both earning the Participation Patch and meeting or exceeding the emails-sent reward requirement for each council-sponsored product program (emails must be sent through the applicable vendor software to qualify).

The 2022 Fall Product Program and 2023 Cookie Program Participation patch and emails-sent requirements are defined as:

Fall Product Program = 10 units per girl (nuts/candy product = 1 unit each; magazine order = 2 units each) and 18+ emails sent through M2OS.

Cookie Program = 24 packages of cookies per girl and 18+ emails sent through Digital Cookie.

Senior/Ambassador Gold Award Girls

A Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout earning her Gold Award must participate in the council-sponsored product programs, earn the participation patch, and send 18 emails through our vendor platforms in both programs in order to do any additional money-earning projects needed to support her Gold Award project. 

NOTE:  Troop participation to support girls working on Gold Award projects with money-earning components is encouraged; however, it is not required that 50% of the registered girls reach the participation level defined above.

I understand there is a service unit bonus. What is that?

We know you have big plans to support your troops next year, but might be a little short on funds to do that. While we will have the requirements to earn posted here shortly, here's a high-level answer. Set a service unit goal of at least X units per girl selling. Organize your team on how to achieve it. Service units that have the minimum required X% participation rate AND have a Per-Girl Average (PGA) that meets or exceeds the target (TBD), will receive proceeds per number of units sold.

Example: If in 2021 a SU had 200 girls registered as of Oct. 1, 2021 and 110 girls participated, their participation is 55%. 

PGA SU SU earns/unit
TBD TBD
TBD TBD
TBD TBD

Questions? productsales@girlscoutsla.org or 213-213-0123